Through the Lens: This Ain't No Mouse Music
The next film in our Through the Lens is called This Ain't No Mouse Music. It profiles Chris Strachwitz, a modern-day Alan Lomax who fell in love with American roots music soon after immigrating to the U.S. from Germany in the '40s. He founded a record label that released albums of the blues, Mexican norteño, zydeco, Hillbilly country—basically any authentic, rootsy music that caught his ear. Strachwitz joins us Thursday with filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon to talk about his love affair with music rooted in America’s heartland.
On Wednesday, October 8, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center are screening This Ain’t No Mouse Music: The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City at 7 p.m. It's part of our Through the Lens film series. Doug Fabrizio will host a Q&A with Chris Strachwitz and filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon following the screening. The event is free and open to the public. DETAILS
- Chris Strachwitz is the founder and president of Arhoolie Records
- Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon have directed and produced numerous films both together and independently. Their new documentary is called This Ain’t No Mouse Music: The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records.